Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Another Lesson Concerning "Perspective"

ME: Actually, I'd like some snow. Just enough to go snowshoeing in, maybe snowmobiling. But I don't want it to get too cold. I can't control heat at my place; when we did have a cold spell early December, it got at low as 48 degrees in my apartment. Which is a great temperture if it's outside in the middle of winter. Not so great if it's inside. Last winter there were even some nights when I went to bed wearing a hat and gloves. And during our short cold spell this winter, there were a couple nights when I'd wake up to use the restroom, and then I'd be shivering uncontrollably by the time I returned to bed.

MY BROTHER: Yeah, I know what you mean. When I was with Special Forces [in the mountains of Afghanistan], our tent was cold enough that our water would develop a layer of ice on top. And you'd have to put on your boots and walk through the snow to use the bathroom. It wouldn't have been so bad if they'd given me winter boots, because those would've been warmer. But they ran out of my size. [PAUSE]

So I know what you mean. You should get some of that clear wrap for your windows.


Winter said...

Wow. Powerful post.

Anonymous said...

Nothing like him to accidentally put you in your place.

Anonymous said...

So... yeah... How do you respond to something like that?

I am pretty sure he didn't mean to smack you down like that but damn.